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to military families a priority. talk to us a little bit about what samhsa is specifically doing under the strategic initiative. part of the president's initiative included pulling together the 16 cabinet secretaries to create a report called strengthening military families. and samhsa represented hhs the department of health and human resources in that group. and our samhsa initiative is really derivative of that report and that report's focus. and in that report, there was a, um a, goal, the first goal was to strengthen the psychological health of military service members, veterans, and their families. and so the department of health and human services, as a partner, basically, with the va and with the department of defense pledges to do whatever it can to support the psychological health of this population. so, samhsa has taken on the military service members, veterans, and their families as an initiative to focus specifically on the behavioral health issues for this population. and to insure that any individual who needs it has access to appropriate behavioral health services. and
. (music playing.) go out of your way to find out what faces and voices in samhsa and your local organizations are doing for next year, for 2012, and-and do what you've got to do, you know, to get out there and say "hey, yes. we're in recovery. we do recover. we are active, productive citizens in your community. hear us." (music playing.) it's such a special day in so many different ways. it's a community coming together, out in the sunshine in the city of providence, to say to all the residents of our great state that people in recovery are important, that the message of recovery and hope is possible for anyone. (music playing.) from where it came from and taking recovery out of church basements and shadows and putting it right in the biggest block party in the city of providence-it's mind-boggling, it's astounding, it's awesome. members of the recovery community in rhode island have all come out, and we've had wonderful speakers and a great day of celebration of the value and importance of support for people who are in recovery. actually seeing recovery in the heart of providen
, um, some mental health issues. we'll be right back. [music] samhsa has a strategic initiative specifically focused on military families; the reason for that, is that, at this point in history, we have more people and their families who are either in deployment currently or who are in national guard or reserves or who are veterans than ever before. and we know more and more these days about what that toll is, what that takes, on the individual and on their families. we know that they struggle with, um, separation, they struggle with constant movement, and they just struggle with extra pressures and, um, because of what happens to people in deployment sometimes, they have post-traumatic stress disorder or they have substance abuse issues or their family members and children struggle with, um, their school work. and lots of issues going on. we need to support those families. they need our help with their behavioral health issues, but frankly they just need our help to support them, um, because they've supported us. one of the key issues associated with the training of veterans' f
which is the -- the acronym is samhsa that deals with these kinds of services. we need to make sure that there is adequate funding for this effort. we need to look at the program that is not only at the yale child study, but nationally we have about 50 centers that focus on children and their exposure to violence. >> let me push it right there. but the main nut of this issue, when it comes to mental health, is the fine line between privacy and -- >> that's right. >> what it is that we do to prevent those who might be mentally unstable access to these weapons. >> well, look. let's deal with, you know, we have not dealt with the issue of prevention at all. there is no -- you know, what are we doing to help -- for instance, if you had a mental health professional in all of our schools, these are people who are trained to be able to look at behavior and preventive side and recommend treatment. we have to address that in a way that doesn't bridge people's privacy rights, but allows us to be able to, again, prevent, you know, a tragedy from happening. but we have done little to focus as a
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